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Sleep improvement, whooohoooo

Friday, November 01, 2013

So I have been doing all sort of stuff in the effort to get me sleep better, specifically to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. I have to say that I think I am getting the best sleep I have in years.

It no longer takes me forever to fall asleep and most days, I stay asleep till around 4:30-5 am and I do not need an alarm clock to wake me plus no meds for sleep.

What have I been doing you ask????

I have been following the suggestions from Dr. Kruses site Leptin reset.
Reducing the amount of lights that are on when the sun goes down (called eliminating blue lights). The artificial blue light messes with the melatonin hormone and does not send the signals to your body that it is dark, you need to sleep.
I wear blue blocker glasses at night, no later then 7. This really blocks the blue light and makes watching TV pretty funky. I am getting a new pair since the one I have are oh so sexy..not and now that the time is changing they might be going on as soon as I get home.
I have shut off the Wi-Fi in the house. Read up on EMFs if curious why.
I have a f-flux program on my laptop that reduces the amount of light coming from it to simulate the reduction in evening light.
Never thought that this mattered but I try to make sure I am done eating my 7. It all has to do with hormones and I have found that if I do eat too late, I dont get the best sleep.
Oh and I have a bunch of magnets under my bed. Again, read up on EMFs if curious about this.
Plus I am working on getting all of my hormones fixed so I am sure that also is helping.

The DH is noticing that he is starting to sleep better too and has no idea I have a magnet under his side and I will be upping it sometime soon. He has never had an issue with falling asleep but sometimes his sleep is not the best but he still eats crappy carbs and sometimes right before bed. I can do only so much 

Now if I could just get my furry alarm clock to let me sleep a little more and not come in the bedroom to see if I am breathing or if I want a little cuddle time with him, that would be great. Hubby says to just knock him off the bed, then he will leave you alone but how can you knock this little love bug off the bed. Hes just so effing cute (oh and he plays fetch too).

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LISAINMS 11/8/2013 11:11AM

    A good night's sleep is a good thing!

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MRS.CARLY 11/7/2013 7:35AM

    Yea, I find if I leave the computer and the iphone ALONE about 2 hours befoer bed, I sleep much much much better!

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-LINDA_S 11/5/2013 4:16PM

    Tell me more about the magnets. What kind are they and where do you get them? I was toying with the idea of ditching the wireless but am not sure if it would be too inconvenient. I'm getting U-verse for TV and internet when I move, and I imagine it will have to be set up wirelessly. Glad you're getting some better sleep! Usually I'm OK, but the last week or so has been bad and I wake up way too early. Maybe when I'm adjusted to the time change it will help.

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SCRAPPER1124 11/3/2013 11:38AM

    Have you ever had a sleep study done? I did and found out I had sleep apnea. I also looked into all those other aspects (EMFs, lights etc) that you had spoken about and there is definite merit to those also. Yours sounds more like what they call circadic rhythm disorder.

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DDOORN 11/3/2013 7:42AM

    Few things can top a decent night of sleep...woo hoo!

Don

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CINDYTW 11/1/2013 11:15PM

  emoticon Glad you are doing better! I am starting small with the changes, I did eat breakfast every day this week but today! Got up to 40g. so far. Going to add bacon I think!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 11/1/2013 7:36PM

  Interesting about the magnets etc. I'll have to read up on that. You have a very cute kitty.

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